William Sharer

William Sharer
Member of the New Mexico Senate
from the 1st district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born September 22, 1959 (1959-09-22) (age 57)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater New Mexico Military Institute
New Mexico State University
Website www.nmlegis.gov/...

William E. "Bill" Sharer (born September 22, 1959)[1][2] is an American politician. He serves as a Republican member of the New Mexico Senate, representing the 1st district which is fully situated in San Juan County and consists of most if not all of the city of Farmington.

Early life

Sharer was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and grew up in Farmington, New Mexico.[3] He graduated from Farmington High School, the New Mexico Military Institute and New Mexico State University.[3]


He served as an infantryman in the United States Army.[3]

He was elected to the New Mexico Senate in 2000, and he has served as a state senator since 2001, where he sits on the Corporations & Transportation and Conservation committees.[3]

Sharer led the charge against same-sex marriage in New Mexico in 2013, filing a lawsuit against the clerk of Doña Ana County when he began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.[4][5]


  1. "William Sharer". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  2. "Legislators". New Mexico Legislature. 2003.
  3. 1 2 3 4 Official website: About Bill
  4. Boyd, Dan (August 31, 2013). "Lawsuit aims to block N.M. gay marriage". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  5. "Wait begins for same-sex marriage ruling". KRQE. October 23, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013.

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